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Today's News

  • Colorow students celebrate books

    Students in third- and fourth-grade classes at Colorow Elementary traded school clothes for pajamas last Thursday during their inaugural “Drop Everything and Read” day.

    The day was all about having fun, being cozy and cultivating a love not just for reading but for books in general. Students were encouraged to bring in stuffed animals, wear pajamas and read anything their heart desired.

  • Front Range Christian football wins first league title in 15 years

    LITTLETON — Going into Friday night’s game at home, Front Range Christian’s football team had to have the perfect recipe to defeat Justice and win league outright for the first time since 2003.

    Throughout the contest, the Falcons didn’t hold back as they secured a 48-24 beat-down. The move down to 8-man seems to be treating them well.

  • Chatfield's Holmes repeats as 5A state boys tennis champion

    DENVER — No injury was going to stop Chatfield’s Christian Holmes from making 5A state tennis history.

    On Saturday morning at the Gates Tennis Center, the defending state champion for No. 1 singles repeated the feat with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Regis Jesuit’s Morgan Schilling in the finals. That made him the first Jeffco player ever to win back-to-back crowns in the highest classification at his position in the Colorado state tournament’s 91-year existence.

  • Dakota Ridge boys headline Jeffco League XC

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — There is good chance the class 5A boys cross country individual and team titles will be won by the Jeffco League in a couple of weeks in Colorado Springs.

    The weather was great during the four varsity races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. It didn’t make much of a difference for Dakota Ridge’s boys team.

  • For young people, Cotillion is a lesson in social skills

    Youngsters dressed in fancy attire took to the dance floor last Thursday for the opening night of the 39th annual Columbine Cotillion.

    Led by JDW Cotillions, the Cotillion program teaches kids the art of social skills and dance education. And the latter is more than useful than one might think, said Jon D. Williams, who operates JDW Cotillions, a business originally opened by his father.

  • Jeffco EDC on track to meet goals for 2018

    As the year nears a close, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation reports reaching or exceeding a number of its goals surrounding job creation, supporting existing businesses and working to attract new businesses to the area.

    “We are actually quite pleased with where we are today,” said Kristi Pollard, president of the EDC, during an Oct. 9 staff briefing with the Jeffco commissioners. “By the end of third quarter, we have surpassed our goals in a number of places.”

  • Arraignment pushed for identity theft ring suspects

    The joint arraignment for seven people arrested for allegedly operating an identity theft ring in Jefferson County and elsewhere in the metro area has been postponed.

    Four men and four women are accused of operating the ring, which affected at least 26 merchants and 14 victims, according to the indictment. Of the eight, one suspect — Faith Knight — remains at large.

    The following individuals have been arrested:

    • Jacob Westfall, 20

    • Matthew Lane, 42

    • Michael John Mancuso, 28

  • South Jeffco businesses hit in smash-and-grabs

    When Anne Schade arrived to Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe early morning on Oct. 10, the glass door of her business was broken.

    Fortunately for Schade, nothing was stolen, and the person who broke in was “long gone.” But her business, which opened in July, was the first of many in South Jeffco to be hit early that morning in a series of smash-and-grab burglaries.

  • Morrison man charged with first-degree murder

    A Morrison man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Both Cross and Isaacson lived at the home.

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